SBAC Venture Pitch Session

03/8/2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM CT

Event Price

$15 for SBAC and Mhub Members 

$30 for Non-Members 


965 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
United States


Join us at our SBAC Venture Pitch Session, hosted by Mhub, where aspiring entrepreneurs and mid-sized businesses in growth mode will showcase their businesses. Three businesses, selected from many applications, will pitch in front a prestigious panel of judges and receive feedback. This event includes alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and networking followed by three pitches from startup companies from the Chicagoland area. 

Presenting Companies

Three startup companies have been selected! Congratulations to TaelurPay Your Selfie, and Jammber!



Keynote Speaker

Chad Sorenson, President & Cofounder - SunPeak 


Chad Sorenson is the president and cofounder of SunPeak, providing executive oversight for all North American operations including new business development, project engineering, equipment procurement, installation management, and operations & maintenance contracts.

Mr. Sorenson has strong technical and business management skills and has spent his career starting and building companies. Prior to SunPeak, he was president and founder of Sologear, a company that developed, manufactured and marketed the FlameDisk, a consumer product he invented and developed. He led all aspects of the business, including technical engineering, manufacturing scale-up, intellectual property and business capitalization. The company built distribution throughout North America and Europe, including many large chains such as Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens through thousands of stores. Sologear was acquired by BIC Corporation in 2011, the multibillion-dollar French maker of ballpoint pens and butane lighters.



Panel of Judges

Thomas Stat - Yonder

Bill Fienup, Founder & Managing Director - MHub

Chris Gersch, President - Verde Solutions

Victor Gutwein, Managing Director - M25 Group

Cayla Weisberg - Invest Her



“The SBAC has been a strong & positive voice for small businesses in Illinois, and I can’t thank them enough. Their pitch event was extremely helpful getting our message into the business community.”

– CartoFront




“Winning the SBAC pitch competition was a critical moment in closing our series seed round of investing. SBAC understands what it takes to build a business from nothing and we value their support and mission.”

– Regroup Therapy



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